Victory, but at what cost?

February 6, 2014 10:37 AM

A happy sounding video gamey song with a nifty beat.

I think it would be boss to make video game music. This one I made in lieu of doing any actual work today, mixed in my headphones so I hope it sounds okay. I like to imagine this juxtaposed with some horrible video game violence, because nothing says fun like murder and chiptunes.

For added radness, I'm trying to incorporate my (now sampled) pump organ into every song now, no matter how unrecognizable. This time it's the second instrument layer that comes in around :13 or so.

posted by TheNegativeInfluence (3 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

Yes! It's all guitar shreddery!

Is there a specific synth or VST you used for the chiptune drums?
posted by ignignokt at 8:04 AM on February 7, 2014

I'm using logic, the drums are Ultrabeat-Analog Techno Kit. Normally doesn't sound like that. The chip sound on both the drums and everything else crunchy is a combination of Multiband Scraper and Valve Warmer, both from the free SonicBirth pack. Bitcrusher and several other bit-plugins always adds too much fuzz with no control, just gain and clip, and set bit depth. Scraper, on the other hand, has 4-digit sample and bit adjustments for both high and low ends of the eq. It's still a little too crunchy most of the time, but then I run that through Valve Warmer and it softens it up so the crunch isn't so piercing. Throw on some delay and reverb, and a sample delay for some width, and that's most of it.

TL;DR All the biit sounds = SonicBirth (Multiband Scraper + Valve Warmer)
posted by TheNegativeInfluence at 1:57 PM on February 7, 2014

Whoa, that sounds powerful. I didn't think of coming up with that sound via layered effects rather than an instrument that was built from scratch to sound like that.
posted by ignignokt at 2:51 PM on February 9, 2014

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